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" They err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault : what do these worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations, neighbouring... "
Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ... - Page 110
by John Milton - 1785
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1904
...things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. 70 They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1905
..."Hast thou seen my servant Job?" Famous he was in heaven, on earth less known ; Where glory is false glory, attributed To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. They err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in fields great battles win, Great...
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British Writers on Classic Lands: A Literary Sketch

Albert Stratford George Canning - Civilization, Ancient - 1907 - 296 pages
...applause of many subsequent Christian warriors : " They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies, But rob, and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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The Heath Readers by Grades, Book 5

Readers - 1907
...things observe with care: TRUE GLORY JOHN MILTON THEY err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and, in field, great battles win, Great cities, by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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"He Shall Speak Peace.": Love: the Path to Paradise--present: Eternal

1915 - 349 pages
...'Hast thou seen my servant Job?' Famous he was in Heaven ; on Earth less known, Where glory is false glory, attributed To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great...
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History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the World's ..., Volume 1

Francis Andrew March, Richard Joseph Beamish - World War, 1914-1918 - 1919 - 736 pages
...lesson taught to Germany on the fields of France: They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault; what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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National Ideals and Problems: Essays for College English

Maurice Garland Fulton - Democracy - 1918 - 415 pages
...ideals. Milton implies one in Paradise Regained "They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault; what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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American and Allied Ideals: an Appeal to Those who are Neither Hot Nor Cold

Stuart Pratt Sherman - Nationalism - 1918 - 23 pages
...ideals. Milton implies one in Paradise Regained: — They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault; what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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Peace and Patriotism: Selections from Poetry and Prose

Elva Sophronia Smith - Patriotic poetry - 1919 - 318 pages
...GLORY Extract from Paradise Regained JOHN MILTON THEY err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...To things not glorious, men not worthy of feme. They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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